Brian Blanchfield is a poet and essayist whose most recent book is Proxies: Essays Near Knowing—a collection equal parts cultural studies and dicey autobiography, newly published by Nightboat Books in 2016. His first two books, both poetry, are Not Even Then (University of California Press) and A Several World (Nightboat), which received the 2014 James Laughlin Award and was a longlist finalist for The National Book Award. His essays and poetry have appeared in Harper’s, BOMB, The Nation, The Paris Review, Brick, StoryQuarterly, Lana Turner, and other publications. A 2014-15 Howard Foundation Fellow, he is an editor of Fence, a guest editor this year of the PEN Poetry Series, and host of Speedway and Swan, a biweekly poetry and music show on KXCI 91.3FM.
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